Elul Program @ The Midrasha

We hope you had a wonderful restful summer and are ready for a great year ahead at The Midrasha!

We have a fabulous Elul program lined up between 19th and 29th September, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Mondays 9:30am - 12:30pm: Women's Beit Midrash, Micha's Teshuvah, Rebbetzin Lauren Levin
Monday 19th September 8-10pm: Paying the Price is not Enough: Practical Teshuva in Bava Kama, Ian Gamse
Monday 26th September 8-10pm: Kedushat Hayom: Unpacking the Text of Tefilla, Ian Gamse
Tuesdays 8-10pm: Yom Kippur and Rabbinic Licence, Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski
Wednesday 28th September: Prophecy, Dreams and Coming Home, Rebbetzin Lauren Levin
Thursdays 11am - 12pm: Mums' Midrasha, How does Teshuva Work? (A Two Part Series), Linsday Simmonds
Thursdays 1-2pm: Lunch and Learn, How does Teshuva Work? (A Two Part Series), Linsday Simmonds


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Shiva Assar B'Tammuz @ The Midrasha

We are delighted to be ending what has been a fantastic term at The Midrasha with a brand new Shiva Assar B'Tammuz programme, next Sunday 24th July.

Come join us at The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies), in LSJS for two fantastic speakers helping us transition into the Three Weeks.

10:45am-11:30am: Rabbi Eliezer Zobin: Shiva Assar B'Tammuz - A Tale of Five Tragedies

11:30am-12:30pm: Rabbi Moshe Levy: The Churban - What it Means in this Day & Age

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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6th-9th June & Tikkun Leil Shavuot @ The Midrasha

We are so excited to be hosting our very own Midrasha Tikkun Leil Shavuot this Motsei Shabbat, in collaboration with LSJS, Alei Tzion and Mizrachi UK. Poster attached. 


Motsei Shabbat 12th June: 
12:10 - 12:50am Rebbetzen Aviva Zobin: The Incomplete Aron: The Jewish Travel Guide
1 - 1:45am Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
2 - 2:45am Shira Greenberg: The Logic of Thanking G-d
2:55 - 3:15am Alei Speaks: 4 short talks given by members of Alei Tzion
3:20am Shacharit

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Topic

Monday 6th June

9:30am-12:30pm

Rebbetzen Lauren Levin

Monday Morning Midrasha

Introduction to Trei Asar: Neviim, Nevua, Free Speech and Self Expression

 

8:00-10:00pm

Ian Gamse

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur


Tuesday 7th June

8:00-10:00pm

Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski

From Gemara to Halacha

Therapeutic and Cosmetic Tattooing

Wednesday 8th June

8:00-9:00pm

Rabbi Brendan Stern

Contemporary Halacha

NO  SHIUR THIS WEEK

Thursday 9th June

9:30-11:30am

Rebbetzen Lauren Levin

Mums’ Midrasha 

The concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut

Followed by Ivrit song time

 

1:00-2:00pm

Lindsay Simmonds

Lunch and Learn

Parashat Devarim


Monday Morning Midrasha (Monday 9:30am-12:30pm):
An in depth study of Trei Asar, the 12 minor prophets.  Chavruta preparation from 9:30, Shiur from 11.

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur - Ian Gamse (Monday 8-10pm):
Chavruta followed by Shiur at 9pm.
A Gemara Shiur which spans traditional and academic approaches, focused on understanding both the text and the conceptual issues that it raises.  We are learning the eighth chapter of Bava Kama, HaChovel, which deals with personal injury and related societal responsibilities.
No previous knowledge or learning of Gemara necessary, for this challenging and very interesting Shiur.

From Gemara to Halacha - Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski (Tuesday 8-10pm):
Studying contemporary issues.  
The first hour will be time for Chavruta preparation followed by Shiur. The current topic is Therapeautic and Cosmetic Tattooing

Contemporary Halacha - Rabbi Brendan Stern (Wednesday 8-9pm):
The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) is delighted to welcome Rabbi Brendan Stern to London all the way from Sydney.  Rabbi Brendan Stern will be giving a new Shiur on contemporary and practical Halacha, which promises to be relevant and engaging.

Mums' Midrasha - Rebbetzen Lauren Levin (Thursday 9:30-11:30am):
This brand new learning programme for mothers provides a unique opportunity to explore practical Halacha in a safe and baby-friendly environment.  Theperfect way to spend your morning with your child, particularly whilst on maternity leave!
Bring your baby with you whilst we explore the concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut, with Rebbetzen Lauren Levin. 
9:30-11:30am Chavruta followed by Shiur.
Please note: Parents will be responsible for their own child and only pre-toddlers will be able to attend the Shiur

Lunch and Learn - Lindsay Simmons (Thursday 1-2pm):
Come along for a delicious lunch and fantastic shiur which will delve into the weekly Parasha and its messages, providing you with plenty to say at the Shabbat table. 
In loving memory of Mrs Irene Berenblat - Rivka bat Moshe Nisan.

If you would like to sponsor any of our Shiurim or learning programmes, or a week at The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) to celebrate a Simcha, or to mark a Yahrtzeit, please send an email to womensmidrasha@gmail.com

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23rd - 26th May @ The Midrasha

We hope you are enjoying this term and we look forward to seeing you.


Please note, there will be no Tuesday night shiur this week. Rabbi Belovski's shiur will resume next week. 

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Topic

Monday 23rd May

9:30am-12:30pm

Rebbetzen Lauren Levin

Monday Morning Midrasha

Introduction to trei asar: Neviim, Nevua, free speech and self expression.

 

8:00-10:00pm

Ian Gamse

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur


Tuesday 24th May

8:00-10:00pm

Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski

From Gemara to Halacha

NO SHIUR THIS WEEK

Wednesday 25th May

8:00-9:00pm

Rabbi Brendan Stern

Contemporary Halacha

Lag B'Omer in Halacha

Thursday 26th May

9:30-11:30am

Rebbetzen Lauren Levin

Mums’ Midrasha 

The concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut

IVRIT SONG CONTINUES THIS WEEK  AFTER SHIUR

 

1:00-2:00pm

Lindsay Simmonds

Lunch and Learn

Parashat Behar


Monday Morning Midrasha (Monday 9:30am-12:30pm):
An in depth study of various topics, Chavruta preparation from 9:30, and Shiur from 11.

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur - Ian Gamse (Monday 8-10pm):
Chavruta followed by Shiur at 9pm.
A Gemara Shiur which spans traditional and academic approaches, focused on understanding both the text and the conceptual issues that it raises.  We are learning the eighth chapter of Bava Kama, HaChovel, which deals with personal injury and related societal responsibilities.
No previous knowledge or learning of Gemara necessary, for this challenging and very interesting Shiur.

From Gemara to Halacha - Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski (Tuesday 8-10pm):
Studying contemporary issues.  
The first hour will be time for Chavruta preparation followed by Shiur. The current topic is Therapeautic and Cosmetic Tattooing

Contemporary Halacha - Rabbi Brendan Stern (Wednesday 8-9pm):
The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) is delighted to welcome Rabbi Brendan Stern to London all the way from Sydney.  Rabbi Brendan Stern will be giving a new Shiur on contemporary and practical Halacha, which promises to be relevant and engaging.

Mums' Midrasha - Rebbetzen Lauren Levin (Thursday 9:30-11:30am):
This brand new learning programme for mothers provides a unique opportunity to explore practical Halacha in a safe and baby-friendly environment.  Theperfect way to spend your morning with your child, particularly whilst on maternity leave!
Bring your baby with you whilst we explore the concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut, with Rebbetzen Lauren Levin. 
9:30-11:30am Chavruta followed by Shiur.
Please note: Parents will be responsible for their own child and only pre-toddlers will be able to attend the Shiur

Lunch and Learn - Lindsay Simmons (Thursday 1-2pm):
Come along for a delicious lunch and fantastic shiur which will delve into the weekly Parasha and its messages, providing you with plenty to say at the Shabbat table. 
In loving memory of Mrs Irene Berenblat - Rivka bat Moshe Nisan.

If you would like to sponsor any of our Shiurim or learning programmes, or a week at The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) to celebrate a Simcha, or to mark a Yahrtzeit, please send an email to womensmidrasha@gmail.com


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16th-19th May @ The Midrasha

We hope you enjoyed the first week of term and we look forward to seeing you.


Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Topic

Monday 9th May

9:30am-12:30pm

Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz

Monday Morning Midrasha


 

8:00-10:00pm

Ian Gamse

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur


Tuesday 10th May

8:00-10:00pm

Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski

From Gemara to Halacha

Therapeutic and Cosmetic Tattooing

Wednesday 11th May

8:00-9:00pm

Rabbi Brendan Stern

Contemporary Halacha


Thursday 12th May

9:30-11:30am

Rebbetzen Lauren Levin

Mums’ Midrasha 

The concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut

IVRIT SONG CONTINUES THIS WEEK  AFTER SHIUR

 

1:00-2:00pm

Lindsay Simmonds

Lunch and Learn

Parashat Emor


Monday Morning Midrasha (Monday 9:30am-12:30pm):
An in depth study of various topics, Chavruta preparation from 9:30, and Shiur from 11.

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur - Ian Gamse (Monday 8-10pm):
Chavruta followed by Shiur at 9pm.
A Gemara Shiur which spans traditional and academic approaches, focused on understanding both the text and the conceptual issues that it raises.  We are learning the eighth chapter of Bava Kama, HaChovel, which deals with personal injury and related societal responsibilities.
No previous knowledge or learning of Gemara necessary, for this challenging and very interesting Shiur.

From Gemara to Halacha - Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski (Tuesday 8-10pm):
Studying contemporary issues.  
The first hour will be time for Chavruta preparation followed by Shiur.

Contemporary Halacha - Rabbi Brendan Stern (Wednesday 8-9pm):
The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) is delighted to welcome Rabbi Brendan Stern to London all the way from Sydney.  Rabbi Brendan Stern will be giving a new Shiur on contemporary and practical Halacha, which promises to be relevant and engaging.

Mums' Midrasha - Rebbetzen Lauren Levin (Thursday 9:30-11:30am):
This brand new learning programme for mothers provides a unique opportunity to explore practical Halacha in a safe and baby-friendly environment.  Theperfect way to spend your morning with your child, particularly whilst on maternity leave!
Bring your baby with you whilst we explore the concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut, with Rebbetzen Lauren Levin. 
9:30-11:30am Chavruta followed by Shiur.
Please note: Parents will be responsible for their own child and only pre-toddlers will be able to attend the Shiur

Lunch and Learn - Lindsay Simmons (Thursday 1-2pm):
Come along for a delicious lunch and fantastic shiur which will delve into the weekly Parasha and its messages, providing you with plenty to say at the Shabbat table. 
In loving memory of Mrs Irene Berenblat - Rivka bat Moshe Nisan.

If you would like to sponsor any of our Shiurim or learning programmes, or a week at The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) to celebrate a Simcha, or to mark a Yahrtzeit, please send an email to womensmidrasha@gmail.com

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9th - 12th May @ The Midrasha

We are very excited to be starting a new term this week!


Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Topic

Monday 9th May

9:30am-12:30pm

Rabbi Kanterovitz

Monday Morning Midrasha


 

8:00-10:00pm

Ian Gamse

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur


Tuesday 10th May

8:00-10:00pm

Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski

From Gemara to Halacha

Therapeutic and Cosmetic Tattooing

Wednesday 11th May

8:00-9:00pm

Rabbi Brendan Stern

Contemporary Halacha


Thursday 12th May

9:30-11:30am

Rebbetzen Lauren Levin

Mums’ Midrasha 

The concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut

IVRIT SONG CONTINUES THIS WEEK  AFTER SHIUR

 

1:00-2:00pm

Lindsay Simmonds

Lunch and Learn

Parashat Kedoshim


Monday Morning Midrasha (Monday 9:30am-12:30pm)

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur - Ian Gamse (Monday 8-10pm):
Chavruta followed by Shiur at 9pm.
A Gemara Shiur which spans traditional and academic approaches, focused on understanding both the text and the conceptual issues that it raises.  We are learning the eighth chapter of Bava Kama, HaChovel, which deals with personal injury and related societal responsibilities.
No previous knowledge or learning of Gemara necessary, for this challenging and very interesting Shiur.

From Gemara to Halacha - Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski (Tuesday 8-10pm):
Studying contemporary issues.  Continuing this week with the topic of "Exploring Serara: Community leadership and voting rights for women"
The first hour will be time for Chavruta preparation followed by Shiur.

Contemporary Halacha - Rabbi Brendan Stern (Wednesday 8-9pm):
The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) is delighted to welcome Rabbi Brendan Stern to London all the way from Sydney.  Rabbi Brendan Stern will be giving a new Shiur on contemporary and practical Halacha, which promise to be relevant and engaging.

Mums' Midrasha - Rebbetzen Lauren Levin (Thursday 9:30-11:30am):
This brand new learning programme for mothers provides a unique opportunity to explore practical Halacha in a safe and baby-friendly environment.  The perfect way to spend your morning with your child, particularly whilst on maternity leave!
Bring your baby with you whilst we explore the concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut, with Rebbetzen Lauren Levin. 
9:30-11:30am Chavruta followed by Shiur.
Please note: Parents will be responsible for their own child and only pre-toddlers will be able to attend the Shiur

Lunch and Learn - Lindsay Simmons (Thursday 1-2pm):
Come along for a delicious lunch and fantastic shiur which will delve into the weekly parasha and its messages, providing you with plenty to say at the Shabbat table. 
In loving memory of Mrs Irene Berenblat - Rivka bat Moshe Nisan.

If you would like to sponsor any of our Shiurim or learning programmes, or a week at The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) to celebrate a Simcha, or to mark a Yahrtzeit, please send an email to womensmidrasha@gmail.com



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Pre-Pesach Programme @ The Midrasha

Our Pre-Pesach Programme continues this week with a fantastic line-up of teachers, including guest speaker, Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz!


Monday 11th April (Tomorrow):
9:30am-12:30pm: Rebbetzen Lauren Levin - Pesach Through the Tanach
8:30pm: Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz - Soaring to Redemption

Tuesday 12th April:
8-10pm: Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski - Leaning to the Left? Science and the Seder

Wednesday 13th April:
8-9pm: Rabbi Brendan Stern - The Mysterious Minhag of Gebrochts


Looking forward to seeing you at The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies)

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Pesach Programme starts this week!

We are delighted to be starting our Pesach shiurim this week. 


Thursday 7th April: 9:30-11:30am - Mum's Midrasha, Personalities of the Hagadah, Rebbetzen Lauren Levin
Monday 11th April: 9:30am-12:30pm - Monday Morning Midrasha, Pesach through the Tanach, Rebbetzen Lauren Levin
                            8:30pm - Soaring to Redemption, Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz
Tuesday 12th April: 8-10pm - Leanign to the Left? Science and the Seder, Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski
Wednesday 13th April: 8-9pm - The Mysterious Minhag of Gebrochts, Rabbi Brendan Stern


Looking forward to learning with you,

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21st - 24th March @ The Midrasha

This is the last week of term but look out for details of our exciting Pre-Pesach Programme!


Monday 21st March
Monday Morning Midrasha: 9:30-12:30:  Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski: An Introduction to Classical Responses to Biblical Criticism (final part in the series).

8pm: Elana Chesler: Behind the Mask: Purim and the Definition of  a Miracle

9pm: Ian Gamse: What Does Mordechai Think He's Doing?: The Real Mystery of the Megillah

Tuesday 22nd March
8-10pm:  Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski:  From Gemara to Halacha: Cosmetic Surgery (NOTE: THIS WEEK'S SHIUR WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HOME OF RABBI DR HARVEY BELOVSKI)


There will be no Shiurim on Wednesday and Thursday (Ta'anit Esther and Purim)

Yom Limmud with Ner Yisrael - Bank Holiday Monday 28th March
Please see poster attached for details of what promises to be an incredible day of Talmud Torah for the entire community.

With warm wishes to you all for a Freilichen Purim!

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14th - 17th March @ The Midrasha

We are really excited to be starting our Purim programme this week!


Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Topic

Monday 14th March

9:30am-12:30pm

Rebbetzin Lauren Levin

Monday Morning Midrasha

The Significance of Clothing in Megilat Esther

 

8:00-10:00pm

Ian Gamse*

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur

Chapter 8 - HaChovel: Personal injury & societal responsibilities

Tuesday 15th March

8:00-10:00pm

Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski

From Gemara to Halacha

New Series: Cosmetic Surgery

Wednesday 16th March


Rabbi Brendan Stern Contemporary Halacha

Thursday 17th March

9:30-11:30am

Rebbetzin Lauren Levin*

Mums’ Midrasha 

Megilat Esther: The Meaning of Satire, Zionism and Identity

IVRIT SONG TIME CONTINUES THIS WEEK AFTER SHIUR - Purim theme

 

1:00-2:00pm

Lindsay Simmonds

Lunch and Learn

Esther and Achashverosh: A Forbidden Relationship?

*Brand new

Purim Programme 5776:
Monday 14th March, 9:30 - 12:30: Rebbetzin Lauren Levin - The Significance of Clothing in Megilat Esther
Thursday 17th March, 9:30 - 11:30: Rebbetzin Lauren Levin - Megilat Esther: The Meaning of Satire, Zionism and Identity (followed by Ivrit themed rhyme time)
1-2pm: Lindsay Simmonds - Esther and Achashverosh: A Forbidden Relationship?
Monday 21st March, 8pm: Elana Chesler - Behind the Mask: Purim and the Definition of a Miracle


Yom Limmud with Ner Yisrael - Bank Holiday Monday 28th March 
Please see poster attached for details of what promises to be an incredible day of Talmud Torah for the entire community.


Monday Morning Midrasha (Monday 9:30am-12:30pm):
Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski is exploring the vast topic of Biblical Criticism and is guiding us through common responses to it. (To be continued next week)
This week Rebbetzin Lauren Levin will be exploring the significance of clothing in Megilat Esther
9:30-11:00: Chavruta preparation
11:00-12:30: Shiur

Bava Kama Gemara Shiur - Ian Gamse (Monday 8-10pm):
A Gemara Shiur which spans traditional and academic approaches, focused on understanding both the text and the conceptual issues that it raises.  We are learning the eighth chapter of Bava Kama, HaChovel, which deals with personal injury and related societal responsibilities.
No previous knowledge or learning of Gemara necessary, for this challenging and very interesting Shiur.

From Gemara to Halacha - Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski (Tuesday 8-10pm):
Studying contemporary issues: Cosmetic Surgery
The first hour will be time for Chavruta preparation followed by Shiur.

Contemporary Halacha - Rabbi Brendan Stern (Wednesday 8-9pm):
The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) is delighted to welcome Rabbi Brendan Stern to London all the way from Sydney.  Rabbi Brendan Stern will be giving a new Shiur on contemporary and practical Halacha, which promises to be relevant and engaging.

Mums' Midrasha - Rebbetzin Lauren Levin (Thursday 9:30-11:30am):
This brand new learning programme for mothers provides a unique opportunity to explore practical Halacha in a safe and baby-friendly environment.  Theperfect way to spend your morning with your child, particularly whilst on maternity leave!
Bring your baby with you whilst we explore the concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut, with Rebbetzen Lauren Levin. 
This week, Rebbetzin Lauren Levin will be looking at the meaning of satire, Zionism and identity in Megilat Esther.
9:30-11:30am Chavruta followed by Shiur.
Please note: Parents will be responsible for their own child and only pre-toddlers will be able to attend the Shiur
Shiur is followed by Ivrit Rhyme Time with a special Purim theme this week

Lunch and Learn - Lindsay Simmonds (Thursday 1-2pm):
Come along for a delicious lunch and fantastic Shiur which will delve into the weekly Parasha and its messages, providing you with plenty to say at the Shabbat table. 
This week, the Shiur will look at Esther and Achashverosh: A Forbidden Relationship?
In loving memory of Mr Freddy Storfer z”l.


If you would like to sponsor any of our Shiurim or learning programmes, or a week at The Midrasha (The Judi Back Women's Institute for Torah Studies) to celebrate a Simcha, or to mark a Yahrtzeit, please send an email to womensmidrasha@gmail.com
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